Albany was one of the founding bodies for the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). We have played a part, therefore, in the creation of professional standards in counselling and psychotherapy in the UK. Today, we continue to adhere to BACP’s ethical code, which is recognised worldwide. Our clinical team has specialist training and development. We aim for all our services to be responsive, effective and continually improving.

We have a small, friendly, diverse team of therapists, supported by our Practice manager, who all receive regular supervision at Albany from our experienced senior psychotherapists. Clinical governance is overseen by our Clinical Director. Albany is a registered charity with the Charity Commission, governed by our Board of Trustees. We are a member of the LGBT Consortium, an organisational member of BACP and, founded in 1958, the UK’s longest established charity devoted to LGBT+ relationships and sexual wellbeing.

The Quest’s mission is simple – to help gay men better understand and transform the relationships they have with themselves, others and the world they inhabit.

We believe the true value of our work can be found in the lives of the participants, so our approach is as flexible, diverse and authoritive as you want it to be.

The core values at the heart of our work play a fundamental role in how we conduct business and provide service.

Exist with awareness, acceptance and a greater confidence to live your life ‘in colour’ by understanding your past, fully embracing your present and creating a future that is authentic.

Leadership, Inspiration, and Positive Change  by consistently offering our wealth of professional experience, creativity to inspire, passion for our work, and a genuine openess to critical feedback that inspires change.

The Pink Jukebox is a Ballroom and Latin dance club for members of the LGBT community and their friends.

The Pink Jukebox takes place on the second and fourth Sunday of each month at the Bishopsgate Institute, located at 230 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4QH.

Classes (advanced, intermediate and then beginner) take place from 2:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m., followed by social dancing until 7:00 p.m.

Dancers of all levels, including absolute beginners, are welcome to participate.

London’s LGBT chamber choir

The Fourth Choir is London’s LGBT + chamber choir for advanced singers. We focus on performing great choral works from early music to contemporary choral masterpieces. The choir was formed in September 2013, and our aim from the outset has been to represent the LGBT + community on London’s world-class classical music scene.

T on Tuesday is a trans & non-binary social group. The group is open to all trans & non-binary people meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month from 7pm to 9pm. No need to book, just turn up at 7pm.

The Suit & Tie Society is a long-established group (formed in 1991) for gay men who are attracted by formal dress and those who wear it. The Society is based in London, England, but has members throughout the UK and overseas.

We meet monthly as a relaxed suited group in various bars and private members clubs in central London, details of upcoming socials can be found in the upcoming events section. In addition to our regular drinks socials, we arrange meals in restaurants, away trips to other parts of the UK and overseas, theatre visits, and social events in members’ homes.

You don’t have to be a clotheshorse to enjoy the Suit & Tie Society! While many Suit & Tie Society members have a keen interest in suits and/or other clothes, others simply enjoy the atmosphere of an all-suited occasion.

The Society is very sociable and is a great way to meet other men for friendship and more. Why not come along to one of our socials and see for yourself? You will be made very welcome.

Spoken Word London is a community grown from a bi-monthly open mic night at the legendary VFD nightclub. It was founded in July 2013 by Patrick Cash. Since then we have hosted more than 150 events and given a platform to almost 3000 artists.
Hannah Gordon came on board as host in 2016, and she and Patrick now run the night together.
Every year, we celebrate our anniversary with a special anti-hate themed event. To celebrate our fifth anniversary, we put together an anthology and launched it at a two day, Anti-Hate Festival, thanks to support from Arts Council England.

Salsa Classes for LGBT People

We are the longest running LGBT Salsa Classes in London. For over two decades we have been providing fun and friendly dance classes, their popularity growing with new members joining us each week. The Salsa Rosada team invite you to join in the fun and meet and make new friends as you learn to dance.

The VITO Project is teaming up with AIDS Memory UK Campaign (#AIDSMemoryUKCampaign), StopAids,  Youth Stop AIDSGMFANAM/aidsmap and the Sophia Forum to present a special screening of “1985”, a 2018 award-winning US film directed by Yen Tan.

Set in Texas in the year of the title, the film tells the story of a closeted gay man who returns home from New York City to tell his family that he is dying of AIDs.

This screening is courtesy of Peccadillo Pictures and will be followed by an open discussion with en Collins from the VITO Project, Ash Kotak, curator of AIDS Memory UK, Georgie Wallis, HIV activist and campaigner with Youth Stop Aids, Tom Hayes, advocate and editor at beyondpositive & Susan Cole, from NAM aidsmap and trustee of the Sophia Forum.

Time: Doors to the venue will open at 6pm for a 6.30pm screening and will be shut once the film starts or capacity is reached.

Location: Cinema Museum: 2 Dugard Way, London SE11 4TH.